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The Appell Center for the Performing Arts enriches the community through performing arts, education and entertainment. Featuring two historic theaters - the 1,262 seat Strand Theatre and the 450 seat Capitol Theatre – the Appell Center brings some of the biggest names in live, professional performing arts along with impactful education programs.

The Appell Center is a non-profit organization funded by a mix of ticket revenue, donations, sponsorships and government sources. The support we receive from our generous contributors is essential to preserve the integrity of our historic theaters, sustain our cultural leadership in the community and continue to support the revitalization efforts of downtown York.